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  • Franklin wins Miss Madison Regatta crown

    Hayley Franklin of Carrollton won the title of Miss Madison Regatta at the Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant July 1 at Madison Consolidated High School.

    “I have been waiting six years to say this: I am your 2013 Miss Madison Regatta! What an indescribable feeling to achieve something you’ve worked so hard for,” she said.

    As the pageant winner, Franklin won a $1,000 scholarship and will represent the community in all of the Regatta-related events leading up to the Madison Regatta race.

  • Online gradebook, new technology center highlight meeting


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    The Carroll County Board of Education announced several important staffing, leadership and facility changes over the summer in preparation for the coming school year at the Thursday, June 20, meeting.

    In her monthly report, Superintendent Lisa James said that summer is a time for the school system to be “revived.”

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  • Mammography machine will arrive at CCMH this summer

    Women in the Carroll County area soon will have access to cutting-edge technology that will help doctors detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.

    Michael Kozar, chief executive officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, announced Monday that the hospital has acquired the FujiFilm Aspire HD-Plus Mammography unit, scheduled to arrive later this summer.

    Kozar said the hospital also plans to renovate its mammography suite to make it more comfortable for patients who come for screenings.

  • 42 survivors attend 2013 Carroll County Relay for Life
  • Engineering firm reveals concept design for river walk

    Heritage Engineering presented a concept design of the river walk to city council at their meeting Monday, June 24. The plan includes bench areas throughout the 2,000-foot path and a plaza area in the parking lot near Point Park boat ramp.

    The walk increased in length from about 1,200 feet to 2,000 feet because the trail now extends all the way to the point, rather than stopping at the parking lot near the Ohio River.

  • Family fun at the Fourth: Festival features fireworks, food, vendors

    The second annual City of Carrollton Fourth of July celebration is bigger and better than its inaugural predecessor. Country music singers T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang will headline a concert before the firework spectacle. The city increased spending on fireworks from $12,500 to $15,500, which will make for a longer and more impressive show, Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    “We had 5,000 people last year. I think we’ll have about 10,000 this year,” he said.

  • Family fun at the Fourth: Country stars Sheppard, Lang headline concert before fireworks

    T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang are country music stars with a passion for music – and each other.

    Together for 13 years and married for six, Sheppard and Lang also have a passion for performing, and will bring that passion to Carrollton for a free concert during the city’s July 4 celebration at 8 p.m. next Thursday at Point Park.

  • Robinson on mission to be ‘more like Jesus’

    Eleven countries in 11 months.

    It might sound like Carrollton native Riah Robinson is taking the vacation of a lifetime, but she’s anything but a tourist these days.

    Robinson is participating in World Race, a program offered by Adventures in Missions that sends young people ages 21-35 around the world to work with the poor and downtrodden. The goal of each “race” is to enable these young missionaries to become more like Jesus.

    And that was what drew Robinson in.